I found the clarity of the exposition, the informed speculation, and the warp and weft of intimate portrait and contextual embedding to be exceptional. The book's mode - adhering broadly to the conventions of biographical writing and then disrupting them in creative, cogent and intellectually persuasive ways - makes it the most compelling biography of a South African writer that I have read. - Michael Titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
About the Author
is associate professor in the English department at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.